| Mar 19, 2015
| 11:33 AM
The coming-of-age movie is a genre as common as movie-theater popcorn. But there have always been some important qualifiers.
For one thing, a good number of them are of the PG variety that deal only cursorily, if at all, with hormonal and other adult-...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Sturtevant was an artist whose reputation preceded her. It still does.
More people know her works from pictures in catalogs and essays in textbooks than from seeing them in the flesh. That's a shame because the paintings, sculptures, drawings,...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 11:30 AM
George Lucas’ museum hits a road bump. The papers of a Nazi-era art dealer are to be made public. A fight erupts over a Jeff Koons sculpture in Sacramento. A mystery museum is planned for downtown L.A. And the Björk show in New York? The reviews are...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:30 AM
NEW YORK — Wim Wenders is standing in front of an Edward Hopper painting at the Museum of Modern Art when a quizzical look comes over his face. He turns to a museum employee who has been escorting him and says, "Is the Balthus out?"
"I don't think...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 1:02 AM
"Selfie sticks" have now been banned at a French palace and a British museum, joining a growing list of global tourist attractions to take such measures.
The devices are used to improve snapshots, but critics say they are obnoxious and potentially...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 12:32 PM
"Selfie sticks" have now been banned at a growing list of global tourist attractions, including the Art Institute of Chicago, a French Palace and a British museum.
The devices are used to improve snapshots, but critics say they are obnoxious and...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 10:43 AM
It's a tale of two avant-garde creative personalities -- and former lovers, to boot -- with museum exhibitions on rival coasts.
The planned Matthew Barney exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is set to open Sept. 13, organizers...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Paris, Paris, Paris. The city has stolen France's cultural spotlight for far too long.
The French government, along with local officials and prestigious institutions, is aware of Paris' gluttony and is trying to spread the wealth to nearby cities...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 10:00 AM
There have been few better times to visit David Hockney's studio in the Hollywood Hills. He says he's having his most productive period of the last 20 years, and it certainly appears that way. The walls of his big, bright studio are full of new...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 9:56 AM
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:
Journeys International offers a 15-day Africa package that includes summiting Mount Kilimanjaro by the lightly used Rongai route, followed...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 4:03 PM
Paper litters my desk, chair and — thanks to the teething puppy — floor. I wish I could ship it to Matisse, who would paint it brilliant, cut it fanciful, and pin it to the wall, arranging the shapes into a shimmering pool — stunning...